THE BLEACH-OUT, STEFANIA PIA
Going from brown to blonde is a bold move, and a full bleach-out is not for the faint of heart. Though I’ve always been loyal to my dark locks, I’ve watched a lot of friends make the switch, and in my experience you either love it or hate it--there is no in between. So when I met up with Vogue Italia contributor Stefania Pia at Miu Miu just after her bleach-out I had to hear all about.
YOU ARE A BABE
JULIE HENDERSON, SWIMSUIT MODEL
"It’s funny because I am known for doing swimsuits because of my work with Sports Illustrated but I hardly ever do them throughout the year. I work for Gant, I do a ton of other stuff. So when I do have to do swimwear I’m like, 'oh my goodness,' and have to work out a little bit harder and forget the pizza and the pasta [laughs]. But it’s fun and I get to go to really cool locations. You learn different tricks on set; for example I know when my hair is feeling oily that the saltwater will dry it out and give it that really beachy look. Sometimes I do a little sand scrub to exfoliate my body and look like a sand mummy [laughs] -- all those little beach tricks."
YOU ARE A BABE
EUGENIA GONZALEZ, VP & PR, MICHAEL BASTIAN
"I got into it because I met Michael at Bergdorf’s. He was the men’s fashion director and I was doing PR. We found out that we worked really well together. When he left to start his own brand he basically asked me to go with him so I did. We started that together and now we have Michael Bastian and the Gant by Michael Bastian line that’s based in Sweden and we do an exclusive suit program for Barneys. We kind of have those three balls in the air. It’s a lot of work but it’s fun. For Gant, I help with the women’s wear collection design, and for everything else I do the PR and the business equation of it. You play a lot of roles when you are the first person in a company [laughs]. Menswear is the best way to get into fashion without dealing with any drama. All the designers are nice, they are all friends and it’s a great vibe, very different than womenswear."